Released in 1988, after Eddie and the Cruisers had faded away from public consciousness, Roadhouse repeated the formula John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band established on the Eddie soundtrack -- a simple, three chord rock & roll in the vein of Bruce Springsteen. In terms of quality, Roadhouse wasn't much worse than Tough All Over, yet the band's moment had passed and the album failed to chart. After its release, the group returned to recording under the name Eddie and the Cruisers.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine